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Defeating Terrorism

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posted on May, 23 2017 @ 08:29 PM
Roots of Terrorism:

The Assassins
Around the end of the 11th century AD, a new sect of Islam was forming in Persia (modern-day Iran). This sect was known as the Ismaelis, there leader Hassan-i Sabbah. The Ismaelis were a secretive sect of Islam, they did not practice their beliefs in public; they could not be identified.

The ruler at the time was Malik Shah, this ruler had an advisor named Nizam. Nizam became worried about this growing group, which had gained some popularity due to the tight religious and political controls over the people of the sultan's kingdom. Nizam convinced the sultan to send a massive army and stomp out this threat before it grew out of hand. The attack ended in a stand-off, the armies sent out to destroy Hassan eventually left.

Hassan's group were small in numbers, they could not stand up to the sultan in any conventional fashion. A royal member would be out on the road, a peasant from the crowd would walk up and stab the royal member in the heart. This happened on several occasions, maybe two in a one week, then nothing for months. The royal members became terrified, always looking over their shoulder, wearing heavy mail any time they would leave their fortress.

After Malik's advisor was killed in one of these attacks, he fortified himself against Hassan's group, who were called the Hashishins, and started planning a massive campaign against Hassan. The leader of the Ismaeli assassins would send pleas to Malik, which emboldened his resolve until one day he awoke to see a dagger stuck into the floorboard near his bed. Malik received a letter from Hassan asking about the dagger and about how benevolent he was for sparing his life. Malik called off the campaign, and called a truce with the Ismaelis, but the damage had already been done and the kingdom descended into years of chaos.

It can be argued, Hassan was the first terrorist, and his methods have permeated throughout history. The tactics for thousands of years was very limited, an individual with a sword, a knife, or a bow.

The White Terror

This is where modern day terrorism formed. White Terror refers to a militia group in Russia at the beginning of the 20th century. They relied on bombs to attack their targets, such as the Czar of Russia.

The group was eventually destroyed, but the overreactions of Russia against this small group, aided in recruiting more people to a later cause. The communist revolution.

Combating Terrorism

The goal of terrorism is not about achieving victory. Victory and defeat are not absolutes in warfare.

The goal is about setting into motion a chain of events, that later may be advantageous in achieving goals. It's used to illicit an irrational response, an overreaction that conventional armies are not suited to combat. The heavy-handed responses are used as recruiting tools.

The terrorist has little to lose, his enemy has much to lose.

The main weakness of terrorism is isolation and having no political power. To combat terrorism, it is necessary to think rationally and not reactionary. We need to isolate these groups, and ensure there is no reason for new generations to support their cause with knee-jerk responses. They are weak and small in number, but they are desperate and have nothing to lose. These groups want media attention, they gain fame because of media reporting on their actions, and in turn more misguided youths join their cause.

We cannot give them political power, or a hold onto the public sympathy, such as in the Middle East. Their territory must be taken from them, and the public at large must not be oppressed by our actions in combating terrorists. Isolate and destroy these animals.

The people of England did not bow down to the bombings from nazi Germany in WWII, they stood firm and fought, they did not give in to fear and make emotionally charged decisions. Stay strong Britain, do not give in to fear, and make the rational decisions when combating this evil.

Victory is gained not by the number killed but by the number frightened - Arab proverb

There is no fate worse than being continuously under guard, for it means you are always afraid. -- Julius Caesar

*Some of this information paraphrased from the last chapter of 'The 33 Strategies of War' by Robert Greene, The Chain-Reaction Strategy.
edit on 23-5-2017 by GodEmperor because: content

edit on 23-5-2017 by GodEmperor because: gr.

posted on May, 23 2017 @ 08:33 PM
a reply to: GodEmperor

So how do you propose to isolate them?

posted on May, 23 2017 @ 08:43 PM
a reply to: TobyFlenderson

In the short-term, closing the borders is something that should be considered. We are taking huge risks by accepting people from conflict zones. Internet communications would need certain restrictions on these groups spreading their message, and media outlets would need be more careful about reporting these events. Media essentially maximizes the success of terrorism by spreading fear throughout the world.

Assymmetric strategies should be used to counter terrorism. That encompasses things that I'm not going to discuss.

Long-term solutions would require education and reformation policies in the areas where terrorism is spawned.

posted on May, 23 2017 @ 08:53 PM
a reply to: GodEmperor

Which solution will give us the best chance of not having one of our children killed at a concert, or a movie theatre, in the near-term. (Staying at home is not an option)

posted on May, 23 2017 @ 09:00 PM
a reply to: GodEmperor

Here's the real roots of terrorism:

Remember the USS Liberty! Never forget!

posted on May, 23 2017 @ 09:01 PM
a reply to: carewemust

In the short-term?

A very aggressive deportation program, and highly restrictive immigration policy. Also, a general shift from promoting multiculturalism, to one supportive of a single cultural way of life.

China seems to be on the ball in this arena.

posted on May, 23 2017 @ 09:38 PM
acts of violence or terror was once widespread, but centered in Ireland, between the Catholics & Protestants and towards one-another

the Northern Ireland type of religious (& political) Terrorism was not at all similar to the Jihadists/Islamics killing & terrorizing Christians ...
or more generally 'Westerners' from Europe or America...

the Sunni Jihadists are taught by Imams in the Mosques that killing 60 Christians is equal to killing one follower of the Shia Sect of Islam... i.o.w. Christians ain't worth the ammo to blow-their-ass-away, so hack them up with machete' or plow into them on public streets @ top speed

Violent Jihadi's seek asylum in peaceful societies not to assimilate or get shelter--- No they come to destroy/kill/hate/rape & plunder-pillage/create chaos in slaying other humans so they may-be-receive-spiritual-reward-blessings by spilling 'Your' blood

there is no room in a civilized world for violent Jihad towards any Non-Muslims as is tolerated/rationalized/allowed to exist in this time in history....
a Jihad act of spiritual blessing is violent, criminal act of terror to the rest-of-the-world...

the clash-of-cultures is not a blurry line ...the differences are self evident

posted on May, 23 2017 @ 09:44 PM
Terrorism will thrive as long as they don’t start killing politicians then it will end

Its just that dam simple

posted on May, 23 2017 @ 09:52 PM

edit on 23-5-2017 by SpeakerofTruth because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 23 2017 @ 10:14 PM
Terrorism could have been defeated very easily if they wanted to do it.

But they don’t because it remains a strategic value to the western intelligence agenda.

Just remember when they want to easily beat these guys how easy it was in 1993 Iraq, 2003 Iraq, and how easily they initially beat the Taliban.

But you see they want these cowboy and Indian long drawn out wars of death so the MIC can stay fat and fed…

Indeed, ISIS could have been a two month war IF they really wanted to beat them...

posted on May, 24 2017 @ 01:53 AM
I would say the best tools against terrorists are .45's and 9mm's. Americans can stop quivering in fear and simply be prepared to defend themselves instead of electing false messianic figures to protect them.

If 9/11 has proven anything, its that Americans are such cowards that we are willing to hand our rights away for a false sense of security. Turn off the TV. Quit voting for the two-party system. Shutting the border down will not make you any safer. Stop feeding your fears and they will go away.

posted on May, 24 2017 @ 02:16 AM
a reply to: GodEmperor

I wrote a poem about the USA defeating terrorism.

Its a poem. It goes like this.

The terrorists
Spread there terror
All over the world.
All over the world.

The terrorists terrorized
All the corners of the world.
All four corners.
Of the world.
Did they terrorize.

Except for one.

Except for one corner of the world,
which they could not terrorize.
Just one.

Except for one.

Except for one corner of the world,
which they tried to terrorize
But they could not.
With all there ways of terror they tried.
There bombs and there guns and there IEDs and there whatnots.

They tried to terrorize the world.
The whole world.

But they failed.

God Bless America.

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